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GAME THREAD: Edmonton Oilers vs. Winnipeg Jets

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Oilers have a tall task with Winnipeg in town.

Edmonton Oilers v Colorado Avalanche
Leon Draisaitl and the Oilers look to put a bandage on their 5 game winless streak
Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Edmonton Oilers (18-17-3) (6th, Pacific)

Winnipeg Jets (24-12-2) (1st, Central)

7 PM MST

Rogers Place

TV: Sportsnet West / TSN 3

Radio: 630 CHED

SB Nation Opponent: Arctic Ice Hockey

Oilers look to close out 2018 by stopping the five game winless streak. Can they stop the high-flying Jets?

LINES

Jujhar Khaira - Connor McDavid - Ty Rattie

Tobias Rieder - Leon Draisaitl - Ryan Spooner

Milan Lucic - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jesse Puljujarvi

Joseph Gambardella - Kyle Brodziak - Zack Kassian

Darnell Nurse - Alex Petrovic

Brandon Manning - Adam Larsson

Caleb Jones - Matt Benning

Mikko Koskinen

Cam Talbot

THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR

  • LOOK FOR THE NEW GUYS: Joseph Gambardella is playing in his first NHL game. Called up from Bakersfield, he leads the Condors in points (12-9-21 in 28 games). Meanwhile, newly acquired Alex Petrovic is on the top pair with Darnell Nurse. Brandon Manning is on the second pair with Adam Larsson. Pray for us.
  • With Alex Chiasson injured, and Drake Caggiula subsequently traded, Jujhar Khaira gets some top line love with Connor McDavid and Ty Rattie. Leon is back on line 2, while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jesse Puljujarvi get to see if this is the night that Milan Lucic can score his third goal of the 2018 calendar year.
  • Peter Chiarelli tried to trade Ryan Spooner to Chicago yesterday, but that didn’t come to fruition. Instead, he’s back form the scratches and on the second line with Leon Draisaitl and Tobias Rieder.

Let’s all have fun out there.